The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is apparently more interested in promoting a right wing ideology than in advocating for veterans. The organization has endorsed Peter Roskam in an Illinois congressional election against Tammy Duckworth. Roskam has never served in the military while Duckworth, a major in the reserves, lost both legs in Iaq.
The VFW apparently has been hijacked by ideologues, just has been the Grange, Farm Bureau and other national organizations. Such national organizations, conceived to advocate for specific constituencies, have expanded their membership though provision of cheap insurance and other incentives (the VFW uses bars with cheap booze) and many have subsequently been hijacked in efforts engineered by professional political operatives.
The VFW membership should be ashamed.